Chile Exceeds 8,000 Daily Covid-19 Cases, One Of Peaks In Pandemic #Chile #exceeds

Santiago, Jan 15 : Chile registered 8,270 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, seeing one of the highest Peaks during the Pandemic and bringing the total caseload to 1,857,764, the Ministry of Health has said.

 Chile Exceeds 8,000 Daily Covid-19 Cases, One Of Peaks In Pandemic #chile #exceeds-TeluguStop.com

In the same period, 24 more people died from the disease, raising the death toll to 39,355, the Ministry added on Friday in its daily report.

The Covid-19 positivity rate for Friday was 8.59 per cent nationwide and 8.78 per cent in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Xinhua news agency reported.

The south American country averaged 2,500 daily Covid-19 infections in December, but the emergence of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus this January has pushed the average to 5,000 cases per day.

Chile began applying a second booster dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in January, aiming to strengthen the population’s protection against Omicron amid the tourism summer season in the southern Hemisphere.


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